This thread seems surreal. Unless shooting in the studio under carefully conceived lighting, good post production and printing small, how can so many people say the iq difference between a rebel and a mkiii is similar, not to mention indiscernible? Call it microcontrast or pixel size, density, or whatever, there is a difference. I've not used the 650d, but regarding the rebels and 7d, I've been there, done that, and not going back. I don't think that once you shoot the mkiii in the real world, you would ever choose to shoot the rebel. You can make truly great images with the xxxd, but not nearly as consistently as with the higher end tools. As far as extra reach, I'll happily crop the 5d images. Best of luck on your trip!